Posts Tagged “marked”

  • SETAPP public beta is live, want access?

    I blogged about SETAPP recently, and am excited that they've announced the opening of the public beta. I have some extra tokens available that can guarantee you access to the limited beta. I'm having Killotron 3000 Giveaway Robot handle distribution, but pretty much anyone who adds their email can receive an access token.…

  • Marked 2.5.8

    The latest version of Marked 2 (2.5.8) is out with improvements and fixes. The price is $9.99 through (Cyber) Monday, after which it's going back to $13.99.…

  • Marked 2.5.5

    Marked 2.5.5 is out for direct customers and submitted to the Mac App Store for review. Barring any rejections, the MAS version should be available in about 3 days.…

  • Marked 2.5.4: Updates, fixes, and improvements

    I tweeted about the 2.5.3 release of Marked 2 a couple of months ago. Overall, it's been a popular update, but a mysterious crash for a non-trivial portion of users consumed some time. I've finally solved it, and pushed out the 2.5.4 update to direct customers. A note for MAS customers in a bit.…

  • The "just stay home" Marked 2 sale

    I wasn't planning to do anything with Marked 2 for Black Friday this year. More than that, really, I was planning not to do anything. Then I went outside.…

  • NaNoWriMo: The Productive Writer's Bundle

    I've teamed up with Christian Tietze, maker of the excellent WordCounter app, Toketa software (iThoughtsX), and the team from Texts to create a special bundle for this year's NaNoWriMo. Including Marked 2, it's a full package for creative writing at a 50% discount.…

  • Marked 2.5 is official!

    Marked 2.5---a major update to my Markdown preview and writing tools collection---is now available for direct purchase and from the Mac App Store! It's a free upgrade for all Marked 2 customers, and available at a discounted $11.99 for new customers right now.…

  • Marked 2.5 Sneak Peek

    I've been heads down on a few projects for a while now, but I'm getting close to the release of the next update to Marked 2 (free to current users). There's been a lot of refactoring, refining, and some new features I think you'll like.…

  • Marked 2 cheat sheet for Dash and Cheaters

    Marked 2 has over 70 shortcuts for everything from exporting PDFs to navigating the preview. Not knowing them doesn't affect you, but knowing them can be very handy. I put together some cheat sheets to help with that.…

  • The Marked 2 URL Handler

    There's an update to Marked 2 almost ready for release which has an in-app purchase option for full spelling and grammar checking. It also includes completely rewritten memory management and background processing which improves speed and stability (that part will be free to all users). Look for that soon! In the meantime...…

  • Marked 2.4.11: party like it's $9.99!

    Marked 2.4.11 is out in the updater for direct customers (MAS update coming, hopefully soon). It's a leap forward in speed when analyzing text on large documents, fixes multiple bugs, and hopefully represents a significant improvement in stability for all customers.…

  • Marked 2.4.10

    Marked 2.4.10 is out for direct customers and has been submitted to the Mac App Store for review. It fixes some bugs that were introduced when I started working on optimizing rendering speed, improves on existing features, and adds a few new ones.…

  • Marked 2.4.8

    Marked 2 2.4.8 is out for direct customers, and in review for the Mac App Store version. It features a long list of fixes for little quirks that have come up in Yosemite (as well as 2 big ones). It also adds OPML support (import and export) and an "Outline" mode for viewing iThoughtsX maps, OPML documents, and other outline formats. It has options for decimal and APA style lists.…

  • Black Friday Marked 2 sale

    I'm not a fan of Black Friday. You probably think I'm a snob for saying that, and that's fine. I have some moral issus with rampant consumerism and unsustainable economics, as well as a fear of mothers who have come to stampeding into stores desperate for crap for their spoiled children. Plus, I don't like to go shopping even on quiet days.…

  • iThoughtsX and Marked 2, together at last

    I've mentioned previously that I've been using mind maps frequently when writing. It's an excellent way to structure and flesh out a piece of any length. Create sections, add topics, and even start fleshing out paragraphs using notes. I export the mind map to various formats and continue writing in an editor.…

  • Marked 2 and Yosemite

    Marked 2 has been fixed up for Yosemite. The working version is available immediately for non-Mac App Store customers through download and automatic update. MAS users will have to wait for the App Store stamp of approval to be granted, and based on recent turnaround times that may be a week or more. It's coming, though.…

  • The Marked 2 giveaway winners

    Congrats! Don't forget that Marked 2 is 30% off all this month (both on the App Store and direct sales). If you're purchasing directly, just use the coupon GOGONANOWRIMO at marked2app.com to get the discount. Purchase directly from the Mac App Store and the discount is automatic. Happy writing!…

  • 30% off Marked 2 for NaNoWriMo (and giveaway)

    I've built Marked 2 to be a tool for professional writers. More than just a Markdown previewer, it boasts features for improving your writing and keeping track of advanced statistics. Marked works with Scrivener and Ulysses 3 too, showing you compiled versions of your complete document as you work, and seeing changes instantly as you make them.…

  • Marked 2.4.1 released

    Marked 2.4.1 is out on the Mac App Store and available for download for direct customers. For non-MAS customers, automatic update will still be broken, but this is the last time! Once you have this version, automatic updates will begin working with the next release!…

  • ezsnippets for Marked 2, text expansion on the fly

    First, I'd like to thank everyone who's responded to my "pledge drive." It's encouraging, and I appreciate all the new subscribers and the ideas that have been shared with me for adding value to the proposition!…

  • Marked 2.3.3

    Marked 2.3.3 is available for both direct and Mac App Store customers. Note that automatic updates for owners of the direct version are still broken due to some issues with sandboxing. This will be remedied in the near future, I just didn't want to hold up this release while I sort it out. Download the version on the Marked 2 site and overwrite your current copy. Mac App Store users can update as usual, though it may take up to a couple more hours for the update to appear in the MAS for…

  • Web Excursions for July 24, 2014
  • Recap: Jul 23rd, 2014

    Sponsor: Differential (Jul 17th) : A big thanks to Differential for sponsoring the blog this week. Get your MVP launched with Differential.…

  • Custom export options for Marked 2

    Here's a trick for Marked 2 that allows you to keep a custom export format updated every time you save your file and update the Marked preview. I designed it specifically for updating a Lyx file, but you can use it with any secondary processor that doesn't necessarily output HTML.…

  • Marked 2.3 on the Mac App Store

    Marked, my Markdown previewer and writing tool, is now available on the Mac App Store. Both the direct version and the MAS version will be discounted to $9.99 for the first week as an "upgrade" price for anyone using the Marked 1 Mac App Store version.…

  • Marked 2 sneak peek: bookmarks and navigation

    I know I've been quiet this week as I try to wrap up a lot of things and plan for a week in San Francisco during WWDC (I'll be flying in tomorrow). I spent some time this weekend working on a new feature for the Mac App Store release of Marked 2 that I thought I'd show off. (It will, of course, be available in the non-MAS version, too).…

  • Two-day Marked Sale!

    Starting right now, Marked 2 is on sale for $9.99 US (normally $11.99). This sale will only last for two days. If you've been waiting to buy the latest version of Marked and just needed a nudge, now's the time.…

  • It sounds unflattering, but I'm still kind of flattered

    >> At one point, multiple sources say, Duplan considered installing a motion detector system on his desk, so he could wave his hand rather than call out to his assistant to let her know he needed something. A source close to the company denies this.…

  • Web Excursions for March 17, 2014
  • Marked 2.2 825 with Passive Voice detection

    Among a few fixes and new features, Marked 2 now has Passive Voice detection included in the Keyword Highlighting feature (⌘⇧K). I've also expanded the default "Use Alternate" dictionary, which highlights words that you may want to find an alternate, less ambiguous or complex word for. To update your word list, you can copy any words you've added, use the "Reset to Defaults" button, and paste back in any customizations.…

  • Markdown at work: Marked site licenses

    Yes, this is a somewhat cheesy sales pitch, but I think it's important to get the word out... forgive me.…

  • Marked in the SuperStacked Mac Bundle

    Marked 2 is in the SuperStacked Mac Bundle, which is running right now. It includes 8 apps (including Marked 2), as well as The Big Stack Design Bundle, for $29.…

  • Marked 2.2 (822) released

    I just pushed out build 822 of Marked 2. It's a free update to all current users, so "Check for Updates" in the Marked menu to grab it. If you want to try it out before you buy, just download the free trial at marked2app.com. If you're a Marked 1 user looking to upgrade, just drop me a line for a coupon.…

  • Custom Processors in Marked 2

    Custom processors are an advanced feature of Marked which provide a lot of power and flexibility --- if you know how to write scripts and implement them. For the average user they're of less use, but for the power users they're a goldmine.…

  • Open Together notes in Marked

    Together 3 from Reinvented Software is a really great app for organizing all kinds of files. I especially like that it can create references to files without having to import the originals, if you want. Fast search, great tagging, and it works well with plain text files to boot.…

  • Marked 2.2 (820)

    I just published Marked 2.2 (820). Yes, it's a rapid development cycle right now, but there are a couple of larger things in this release that I want to mention. You can find the full release changelog on the Marked 2 website.…

  • A Service for creating Marked indexes

    In case you're not familiar with it already, Marked has the ability to include external documents within any other document. The main use for this is creating longer documents with chapters/sections split into separate files. Then you create an index file that pulls them all together in the proper order.…

  • Marked 2.2 (814)

    Marked 2.2 (814) is out in the wild. There are a lot of improvements in this one. If you have it installed, just "Check for Updates" from the Marked menu. If not, this would be as good a time as any to try it out.…

  • Using Marked 2 as a teleprompter

    I've been messing around with creating a decent teleprompter for a long time. I'll probably publish one on the App Store eventually. In the meantime, here's a trick that I've been using to turn Markdown scripts into a very passable teleprompter for screencasting and voice recordings.…

  • Get 20% off Marked 2 before Dec 26!

    The headline kind of says it all. I'm in a giving mood. Use the coupon below at checkout for 20% off a purchase of Marked 2 (regularly US $11.99):…

  • Marked 2.2 (811): one bit niftier

    Marked 2.2 (811) is out as a free update for Marked 2 users (and available for download as a free trial). If you're currently using Marked 2, just run Marked Check for Updates to get the latest version.…

  • Marked 2.2 807: page numbers and more!

    Marked 2.2 (807) is up. For current customers, use Marked Check for Updates to update, and the free trial on the website includes the latest features.…

  • A collection of Custom Styles for Marked

    I finally realized I was probably never going to find the time to build a whole community platform for sharing Marked styles, and I don't know how many people would participate anyway. So I started a Github repository for it.…

  • Marked 2.2

    Marked 2.2 is out, and it's a pretty big update. Stability, speed and rendering fixes and improvements, as well as some new features. I'm working on a screencast about some of them, but it won't be ready before my Thanksgiving trip. Soon.…

  • Marked 2.1 (793) with improved word repetition checking

    Marked 2.1 (793) just went live. Current users can use "Marked Check for Updates," and anyone else can download a trial version at .…

  • Marked 2 tips: Long-form reading with Marked

    Marked 2 is great for live previews while you write Markdown, but it's also very handy for reading long form articles. There's a variety of themes to choose from and many features for quickly navigating through long pieces.…

  • "Lazy" Markdown footnotes

    Carl Johnson left a comment on my "Lazy Markdown Links" post to mention that he's long used a similar "lazy" method for footnotes. It struck me as a great idea. I whipped up another preprocessor for Marked 2 to make it work. It works as a standalone script, too.…

  • "Lazy" Markdown reference links

    This allows you to not bother naming or numbering links while writing, and easily move links along with their paragraphs without breaking numbering sequences or naming conventions.…

  • Marked 2.1 released

    Marked 2.1 (build 771) was released this morning. The trial verison on the website has been updated, and current users can use Marked->Check for Updates if you don't automatically receive the update notification. The update is free to all Marked 2 customers.…

  • Marked 2.1 document stats sneak peek

    Marked 2.1 will be out in the next week (free update for Marked 2 customers), featuring faster and more accurate document statistics. The detailed statistics view (Command-I) is vastly improved, and the word repetition visualization is a complete rewrite that works within the document instead of in an overlay, allowing keyword highlighting, standard navigation and table of contents to function while it's enabled. Even refreshing after an edit is possible.…

  • Marked 2 launched

    Marked 2 has officially launched. There's a lot to love about the new version, but let me start by clearing up any confusion.…

  • Get Marked for 0% off!

    Have you been waiting to pay the full-yet-surprisingly-cheap price of $3.99 US for Marked? Now's your chance: from now until it's not, Marked is 0% off!…

  • Marked celebrates WWDC, too, 50% off!

    It's "Sale Day" at brettterpstra.com today. In addition to the sale on 60 Mountain Lion Tips, Marked is 50% off for a couple of days as part of $2 Tuesday. If you still haven't tried it out, now would be a great time!…

  • CriticMarkup in Marked 1.4

    CriticMarkup was unveiled a little bit ago, and it was intriguing but not immediately useful to me at the time. Since then I've been playing with the MultiMarkdown Composer beta (available to owners of version 2), which includes a basic "change tracking" feature supporting full CriticMarkup syntax as you type. I'm sold.…

  • Marked 1.4.1 in the App Store

    Marked 1.4.1 just hit the App Store. It's not the big next version I've been promising, but I went back and cleaned up a few things that really needed fixing in 1.4.…

  • Customizing the nvALT preview

    I got bored with my nvALT preview style. I've been using a GitHub style forever now, and it's great for just about every situation. Clean, crisp, legible... still, I needed a break. I based a new custom style on work that my friend, Erik Sagen, did for the next version of Marked. I made some tweaks for my own tastes, and added some JavaScript tricks to it.…

  • Guest post: Three Tips For Editing With Marked

    While I'm at Macworld, my friend Jason Rehmus has provided a guest post. Jason did the editing for the Marked 1.4 documentation and has just launched Sweating Commas, where he provides affordable editing services for bloggers and web writers. Be sure to check it out!…

  • Previewing Jekyll posts with Marked

    If you use both Marked and Jekyll (or Octopress), you may want to preview your posts accurately in Marked before publishing. The first obvious step is to link your screen.css file as a Custom Style:…

  • Marked still 50% off

    A quick PSA: I thought Marked's price was stuck at $.99 for the week, but my initial plan of a slow ramp back up to $3.99 is in effect. It should still be 50% off today, but the price will be climbing so act soon!…

  • Marked holiday sale!

    I'm taking part in AppyFridays this week. Due to the fact that changes to pricing and app updates will be unavailable from the 21st through the 28th (everyone deserves a vacation), Marked is going to be on sale all the way through Christmas. For just 99 , you can get the Markdown love you deserve this holiday.…

  • Marked featured on the Treehouse Show

    Since I don't have a blog specifically for Marked, I'll mention this here: a big thanks to the Treehouse guys for mentioning Marked on the Treehouse show. If you're interested, the review is three minutes and 35 seconds in.…

  • nvALT and Marked on Mountain Lion: A-OK

    I'm pleased to report that---with minimal effort on my part---nvALT and Marked are running fine on Mountain Lion. I tested them a few pre-releases back, but got confirmation from a slew of users on Twitter (thanks everybody) that there appear to be no issues.…

  • Marked is 50% off today. You should buy it.

    Just in case you missed it, Marked is $1.99 today for Two Dollar Tuesdays. The organizers were kind enough to let me in despite a rule that featured apps have to be over $9.99 regular price. It's still 50% off, so (if you don't already have it) grab it while it's hot!…

  • Video Evidence: Lion search bar in CSS/JS

    I did a little hacking on Marked today and thought I'd share the results. I haven't been able to get an official incremental find working in Webkit it only wants to work on editable text and forcing the find API yields very unsatisfactory results (as you can see in the current version of Marked by hitting F, searching and then using G to jump to the first result). Out of frustration, I decided to build the damn thing in CSS and JavaScript. It worked.…

  • Marked 1.5 Sneak Peek

    I've been spending way too much time documenting the new features in Marked 1.5. I thought I'd share some screenshots, though. No explanations, but if you watch closely you might see something you like. Feel free to hum along.…

  • Marked 1.4 is go

    Marked 1.4 is available on the Mac App Store. I'm announcing this a little prematurely the press release doesn't go out until tomorrow morning, but I'm just too excited to hold off.…

  • Marked 1.4 Teaser

    I've been working tirelessly on Marked since 5pm on Friday. I've wrapped up fixing almost all of the bugs I've created in this development cycle, so I've been sprucing things up. I especially needed to revamp the "Welcome" popup for Marked's upcoming release. I ripped off the design idea because I'm too tired to come up with anything cool by myself today. Besides, I really dig the way it came out. All CSS3, all the time:…

  • Fountain is released, works with Marked!

    The next evolution of Screenplay Markdown (SPMD) is out, now part of a project called Fountain. It's quite the collaborative effort:…

  • Marked 1.3.2 is live!

    Marked 1.3.2 is up and includes all of the features I mentioned a couple of days ago. If you already have Marked, open up the App Store and check for updates. If you've been waiting to pick up a copy, now's a good time!…

  • Marked 1.3.2 in review

    Marked v1.3.2 has been uploaded and is waiting for review. This release, despite being an incremental version number, has some exciting new features. Here's a preview of the changelog:…

  • Calling screenwriter nerds

    I've been working with Jonathan Poritsky, Stu Maschwitz and Martin Vilcans on bringing Stu's Screenplay Markdown proposal to Marked. It may eventually be incorporated directly into Marked, but for now we have a working solution as a custom processor/custom CSS combination.…

  • The second Marked giveaway!

    Following up on the 50% off Marked sale over the weekend, I'm putting three more Marked promo codes up for grabs. Marked is my own MultiMarkdown preview app which works with any text editor to provide an updated preview every time you save your file.…

  • Get Marked: 50% off for Black Friday

    I caved and jumped on the Black Friday bandwagon. Marked is 50% off ($1.99, was $3.99) in the App Store from Friday through Sunday. The price will jump back up on Monday, so grab it while it's cheap!…

  • Marked scripts: nvALT, Evernote, MarsEdit, Scrivener

    Thus far, Marked has had a great reception and has, overall, worked superbly with a wide range of text editors. I frequently get requests for integration with more complex editors, but have been unable to fulfill them because Marked requires an actual text file to watch. To try and fix this situation, I've been scripting "watchers" for various applications which embed their files inside of bundles or otherwise obscure the actual content files from Spotlight.…

  • Marked 1.3.1, more MultiMarkdown goodies

    Just a quick note here to let you know that Marked 1.3.1 has been approved and is up for sale in the App Store. If you're not familiar with Marked yet, check out the Marked product site (recently updated!).…

  • Marked 1.3 drawing winners

    Congrats to the winners (who should already have been notified by email)! The rest of you should pony up that four bucks and help a dev out!…

  • Marked 1.3 released, plus 5 free copies!

    Marked 1.3 just made it up onto the Mac App Store! It incorporates a few fixes and some cool new features. So cool, in fact, that I raised the price to a whopping $3.99. I'm hoping the fact that it now functions as a mini web development tool and handles multiple custom styles makes it worth the extra buck to other folks, too.…

  • Marked Bonus Pack fix and Marked 1.3 progress

    I just posted a minor update to the Marked Bonus Pack with a few bugfixes for the included Service and AppleScripts. The biggest fix is for the issue some people were having where running the Service would always open TextEdit. I was unable to replicate the problem, but I think I found a solution for it.…

  • Catching Markdown mistakes

    I had an interesting idea this morning. At least I* find it interesting, but I haven't slept much lately. Either way, here it is: in Markdown, if you misname a reference link, forget to fill one in or have a malformed URL, your broken Markdown shows up in your output. Wouldn't it be nice if your preview highlighted those for you *before you went to publish?…

  • Marked Bonus Pack 1.2

    I posted an update to the Marked Bonus Pack this afternoon. It includes a few fixes for stupid mistakes on my part, plus support for Emacs, both in the included instructions and in the "Open in Marked" System Service.…

  • Introducing the Marked Bonus Pack

    There's a small bundle of scripts, commands and other oddities for Marked available from the new Marked Support Site. It will be updated and expanded over time, but it provides a few bridges that have been frequently requested.…

  • Marked 1.2 is out!

    I'm super-duper excited to announce that Marked version 1.2 is now in the Mac App Store. It's a rewrite from the ground up... same great flavor, all new file watching mechanism. It uses Spotlight to track changes now, which is far more stable and adept at handling things like name changes and deletions of open files. The only catch is that you have to have Spotlight indexing turned on and available in the folder where your file is (i.e. not set to private in Spotlight settings).…

  • Quick Tip: Extracting Mac App Store reviews as text

    Quick tips are random posts regarding something I discovered on my way to something bigger. They usually get longer than "quick" would imply, for which I refuse to apologize.…

  • Using Textile in Marked

    A few people have asked how to get Textile working in Marked. You need to have a Textile converter available from the command line. There are a few options, including Pandoc, but the two easiest I've found are RedCloth for Ruby and Textile for Perl (requires that the Developer Tools be installed). Install one or the other:…

  • Marked is on the Mac App Store

    Well, my "secret" project is up and out: Marked was approved by Apple today for sale in the Mac App Store. It's a Markdown previewer which can watch any text file for changes, updating the HTML preview whenever you save it. It adds Markdown preview to any text editor.…